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All sessions will be moderated, and will begin with remarks from two high-level experts providing American and Indian perspectives. A wider panel discussion on each topic will also permit substantial participation by all summit attendees.

May 31st
Breakfast and Registration

Opening Plenary Session
Call to order
Frieder Seible, Dean, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
Welcome to UCSD
Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, UC San Diego
Opening Comments
Paul E. Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, QUALCOMM Inc.
Robert C. Dynes, President, University of California
Introduction of President Kalam
Ramesh Rao, Director, UCSD Division, Calit2
High-Definition Video Teleconference
His Excellency APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India (from New Delhi)


Collaborative Opportunities in Education: Universities Encouraging Scientific Innovation
Richard C. Atkinson, Former President, University of California
Anand Patwardhan, Executive Director, Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council
Moderator: Peter Arzberger, Director, Life Sciences Initiative, UCSD

Economic Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration
Sam Pitroda, Chairman, Indian American Council, and Chairman, Knowledge Commission
Bill Owens, Former Chairman of the Board, Nortel
Moderator: Peter Cowhey, Dean, International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD


Parallel Technical Sessions
Wireless Communications
Roberto Padovani, Chief Technology Officer, QUALCOMM Inc
Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
Moderator: Bill Hodgkiss, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Life Sciences
Prem Nair, M.D., Medical Director, Amrita University
Duane Roth, President, CONNECT and Founder, Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp.
Moderator: Leslie Lenert, M.D., Professor, UCSD School of Medicine

Intelligent Automotive and Transportation Systems
Syed Shahed, Former President, U.S. Society of Automotive Engineers
S. Mohan, IISc
Moderator: Mohan Trivedi, Director, Computer Vision and Robotics Research Lab, UCSD

Albert Yee, Director, UC Irvine Division, Calit2
Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Moderator: Ivan Schuller, Professor of Physics, UCSD


U.S.-India Models for Research and Education Collaboration
Gretchen Kalonji, Director, International Strategy, UC Office of the President
Arabinda Mitra, Executive Director, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
Kathryn Sullivan, Office of International Science and Technology, National Science Foundation
Ashok Kolaskar, Former Vice Chairman, University of Pune
Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita University
Moderator: Mary Walshok, Vice Chancellor for Extended Studies, UCSD

Science for Society
V.S. Ramamurthy, Former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology
V. Ramanathan, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Moderator: Mark Thiemens, Dean, Division of Physical Sciences, UCSD

Indianís Science and Technology Policy
The Honorable Kapil Sibal, Minister, Department of Science and Technology

The Way Forward
Ramesh Rao, Director, UCSD Division, Calit2

Living in the Future: The Calit2 Experience
Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2

Technology Demonstrations


Banquet at Birch Aquarium

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